Monthly Archives: December 2013

Volunteer of the Month – November 2013


Emma Smith

Exhibitions Intern and Volunteer

I was the Exhibitions Intern based in the CRC during the summer and I was tasked with the planning, design and curation of an exhibition which would be on display in the Main Library Exhibition Room over the winter.  I used this opportunity to design an exhibition which is based on the theme of “cabinets of curiosity” and highlights the breadth of the University’s Collections.  I have had a chance to work with a number of the collection curators and other staff within the CRC to help create the Collect.Ed exhibition.


As an undergraduate keen to develop a career in the museums and heritage sector, this has been a fantastic opportunity for me to gain valuable skills and experience in this highly competitive field.  I hope that this exhibition will give other students, staff and visitors an opportunity to see some of the amazing items in the University’s collection and will be enjoyed as much as I enjoyed its creation and realisation.


Collect.Ed will be open in the Main Library Exhibition Room until 1 March.